Definitions: (1) keeping within reasonable bounds; temperate; sober; steady; avoiding excesses and extremes; (2) mild; calm; gentle; nonviolent; (3) to lessen the intensity or severity

Too Far: Being austere for too long.

Saying: Meden agan (Greek); Ne quid nimis (Latin): “Nothing in excess”

Dictum: Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity. — Periander (~635-585 BC) Ruler of Corinth

• Be moderate in everything, including moderation. — Horace Porter (1837–1921) American soldier & diplomat
• A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. — Jean-Baptiste Poquelin [aka Moliere] (1622-1673) French playwright